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November 13, 2021

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX just launched its second rocket this week, this time carrying a stack of Starlink satellites into orbit in a foggy flight, before sticking a booster landing at sea. The previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from …

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Space.com

Snoopy is bound for the moon, again. The intrepid space explorer, who in 1969 became the world’s first beagle to land on the lunar surface — at least in the Peanuts comic strips drawn by the late Charles M. Schulz — is set to fly for real aboard NASA’s …

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Space.com

The tiny astronauts will help kick off an educational project to teach students about space exploration. Lego Education will send four intrepid minifigures, including Kate and Kyle shown here, around the moon on NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission in 2022.

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Florida Today

MERRITT ISLAND — Though it’s been years since she’s flown in space, Pamela Melroy will never forget flying over the Earth at night, seeing the lights of cities miles below “spread out like diamonds on black velvet.”.

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX shot 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from foggy Cape Canaveral, commencing a new phase of deploying the global broadband network with the first launch into a new “shell” some 335 miles above Earth.

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Space.com

What does the world’s first beagle to land on the moon do for an encore? Explore the rest of the universe, of course. Snoopy, the Peanuts’ comic strip character and long-standing NASA mascot, is back on Apple TV Plus for a second season of “Snoopy in …

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Mashable

It sounds like a movie. NASA will soon test its ability to deflect a threatening asteroid away from our humble blue planet. The agency will slam a spacecraft the size of a vending machine into a space rock the size of a great Egyptian pyramid.

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Popular Science

Recently, Perseverance has been surveying rocks in Jezero Crater, a place that scientists believe previously experienced violent flash floods. Since it’s believed that life on the Red Planet would have been at a time when water covered …

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Phys.Org

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that exceeding 2°C of warming could have catastrophic consequences and that we need to keep global warming to 1.5°C. The world is currently on track to surpass both of those limits.

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KXAN.com

Scientists call Kamo`oalewa a quasi-satellite, which is a category of asteroids that orbit the Sun but still pass relatively close to the Earth. Astronomers know very little about quasi-satellites because they are typically very faint in the night’s sky, …

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